DuPont is bolstering its presence in digital ag services, announcing a deal on Wednesday to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc. Started in 2014, Granular provides software and analytic tools focused on improving farm efficiency and profitability, as well as operating a farmland real estate website. “This acquisition is an important component of our commitment to… Read More

Dow and DuPont have reached a proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the companies to proceed with their merger. The deal, which is still subject to court approval, would require DuPont divest some of its crop protection portfolio, while Dow would divest some of its plastic copolymers and ionomers business…. Read More

FMC Corporation and DuPont have announced a deal that will see FMC acquire the portion of DuPont’s crop protection business that the European Commission required to be divested as part of DuPont’s merger with The Dow Chemical Company. FMC will acquire DuPont’s global cereal broadleaf herbicide and global chewing pest insecticide portfolios, as well as… Read More

With Monsanto rolling out its dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans, DuPont has reached a dicamba supply deal with Monsanto for Canada and the U.S. “For several years, DuPont has been testing a solutions-based approach to optimizing weed control using this novel soybean trait and dicamba formulation technology,” said Tim Glenn, president, DuPont Crop Protection, in… Read More

Two giants in the crop input industry — The Dow Chemical Co and DuPont — have announced they’re joining forces in a “merger of equals.” After combining, the new company would be split into three independent businesses. The new company would be named DowDuPont, with the intention of separating the merged entity into three publicly-traded… Read More

After months of speculation and several attempts at consolidation in the agricultural chemical and crop input industry, two of the major players are reportedly in “advanced merger talks.” Nothing has been announced or finalized, but both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are working on a merger that could be… Read More

Perhaps compelled by the Christmas spirit (although unlikely), two seed industry heavyweights have decided to settle their differences and drop their remaining legal challenges against each other. DuPont and Monsanto announced Tuesday that they have agreed to dismiss patent infringement lawsuits against each other over seed-related technologies. Monsanto had claimed DuPont infringed on certain Monsanto seed chipping patents, while DuPont claimed… Read More

DuPont Crop Protection announced today that oilseed and pulse growers have access to a tool against a weed that’s steadily becoming more prevalent in Western Canada. DuPont Assure II herbicide has been registered for control of downy brome in canola, flax, peas, lentils, dry beans and other oilseed and pulse crops, the company says.. Assure… Read More

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia. Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and… Read More

Ascochyta blight is a disease caused by three species of fungi, which are very difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate in the field. Fortunately, diagnosis of a specific pathogen causing ascochyta symptoms is not usually necessary, as control measures are very often the same. Out scouting? Look for purple-brown lesions on the stem, tendrils and… Read More

DuPont announced today that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted approval for the registration of Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment. DuPont Lumiderm insecticide is a new seed treatment product for canola growers containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a Group 28, anthranilic diamide insecticide that provides early season control of flea beetles, both striped and… Read More